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11 Things to Do in Gunma in Autumn

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11 Things to Do in Gunma in Autumn

Gunma is a hiker's paradise, and autumn is the ideal time to visit. As the leaves change color, discover one of the Three Great Scenic Wonders of Japan, beautiful marshes, waterfalls, hot springs and more!

Fukiwari-no-taki Falls

Fukiwari-no-taki Falls

A promenade enables visitors to walk around these waterfalls in an hour or so.

Access: 40 min. by bus from JR Numata Station.

Den-en Plaza Kawaba

Den-en Plaza Kawaba

This is a rest area where visitors can enjoy local food to their hearts’ content.

Access: 20 min. by bus from JR Numata Station.

Yoshigadaira Marsh

Yoshigadaira Marsh

Enjoy hiking through this famous wetland, registered on the Ramsar List.

Access: 50 min. by taxi from JR Naganohara Kusatsuguchi Station.

Onioshidashi Park

Onioshidashi Park

This park offers and otherworldly panoramic view of block lava formed by a large eruption of Mt. Asama.

Access: 25 min. by bus from JR Manza Kazawaguchi Station.

Mt. Myogisan

Mt. Myogisan

Enjoy hiking on Mt. Myogisan, one of the Three Great Scenic Wonders of Japan.

Access: 10 min. by taxi from JR Matsuida Station.

Ikaho Onsen

Ikaho Onsen

Visitors can enjoy the special atmosphere of this town, featuring stone steps lined with souvenir shops and Japanese-style inns.

Access: 25 min. by bus from JR Shibukawa Station.

Kajika Bridge

Kajika Bridge

This vermilion-lacquered bridge stands at the headspring of Ikaho Onsen.

Access: 25 min. by bus from JR Shibukawa Station.

Mt. Harunasan

Mt. Harunasan

Haruna-jinja Shrine on Mt. Harunasan is famous in Japan as a place of spiritual energy.

Access: 70 min. by bus from JR Takasaki Station.

Kiryu Textiles Memorial Hall

Kiryu Textiles Memorial Hall

Here visitors can buy products and accessories made with Kiryu Textiles.

Access: 10 min. walk from JR Kiryu Station.

Cultures of the Eastern Provinces

Cultures of the Eastern Provinces

Gunma boasts one of the highest concentrations of ancient burial mounds and haniwa (clay figurines) remaining in Japan.

Access: Various parts of Gunma Prefecture.

Fruit Picking

Fruit Picking

At tourism farms, visitors can enjoy picking seasonal fruit such as apples, Japanese pears and grapes, and tasting them on the spot.

Access: Various parts of Gunma Prefecture.